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Kentucky (USA) by Stuart S. Janney III  -  Phipps Stable

Orb - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/28/13Orb8thBel91 1/4 mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MRon The Greek Palace MaliceFlat Out1:59.70
View DetailsView Video08/24/13Orb3rdSar121 1/4 mDTravers Stakes-G1 3 MWill Take ChargeMorenoOrb2:02.68
View DetailsView Video06/08/13Orb3rdBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MPalace MaliceOxbowOrb2:30.70
View DetailsView Video05/18/13Orb4thPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MOxbowItsmyluckydayMylute1:57.54
View DetailsView Video05/04/13Orb1stCD121 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MOrbGolden SoulRevolutionary2:02.89
View DetailsView Video03/30/13Orb1stGP121 1/8 mDFlorida Derby-G1 3 MOrbItsmyluckydayMerit Man1:50.87
View DetailsView Video02/23/13Orb1stGP111 1/16 mDFountain of Youth-G2 3 MOrbViolenceSpeak Logistics1:42.24
View Details01/26/13Orb1stGP51 1/8 mDAlwOC 3 MOrbDuke Of The CityIndy's Illusion1:51.05
View DetailsView Video11/24/12Orb1stAqu21 mileDMSW 2 MOrbFreedom ChildRevolutionary1:38.73
View Details11/10/12Orb4thAqu46 1/2 fDMSW 2 MVyjackClawbackRetreive1:15.48
View Details09/08/12Orb4thBel11 mileDMSW 2 MTizracer New Line Royal Art1:38.38
View DetailsView Video08/18/12Orb3rdSar47 fDMSW 2 MViolenceTitletown FiveOrb1:22.91
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gonna have to go there want to see orb
Conformation shot of Orb, he certainly has gotten quite chunky - http://oi57.tinypic.com/2whmes7.jpg
Is there any news on him?
Orb got a full baby brother :) http://t.co/c3ZgTvPjD1
I thought wtc deserved 3 year old award but damn they didnt even give orb the once over just treated him like a claimer.
Why didn't Orb ever race in the colors of Phipps stable? Since he was part owned by him shouldn't he have race at least one race with the well known black and red? Sorry for my lack of knowledge. Thanks!
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  • buckpasser · Beat the Drums is by Smart Strike out of Storm Flag Flying, if I remember correctly. · 1236 days ago
  • tmallios1 · She came very highly recommended.I was really looking forward to seeing her. Hopefully she will show herself to be very good on Saturday. · 1236 days ago
If Orb was a horse in a storybook, his jockey would have been injured before the Kentucky Derby. His trainer would try dozens of other jockeys, but Orb would not run his best for any of them. In the end, Orb's good friend Jen Patterson would get the mount, earning her jock's licence and riding the horse to victory. :P
Orb will be living in the stall previously used by Bold Ruler, Secretariat, Easy Goer, Unbridled, & Eddington. thoughts?
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  • Ruffianlover · I get ya guys. Chill. All I'm saying is kait asked for our thoughts and I don't have one since I could care less. I care more about how successful he is not what stall he's in. That's all. Don't get your panties in a twist ! · 1262 days ago
  • Jay S. · RL, I didn't see your comment in the mix of this thread till now. I saw the opener and immediately thought of Swale. Then I thought how nice it is that Orb will be there. Please don't think I was ganging-up on ya. · 1262 days ago
Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, has been retired, according to his soon to be new home, Claiborne Farm.
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  • Northport · The Phipps family has sent stallions elsewhere before, so it's not like this was set in stone · 1265 days ago
  • buckpasser · True, but their best horses go to Claiborne as their mares, at one point over 250, are there and they have had an informal agreement with Hancocks since the 1920's for standing their stallions. Granted Hard Tack stood first at BlueGrass Heights due to his wonderful temperment, but after the success of Seabiscuit and Grog, he was enshrined at Claiborne. Successor started at Claiborne and then was sold to Flag is Up Farm in CA. I would assume POE would stand at Adena as a Frank controls the breeding rights. I do remember one roster at Claiborne back in the late '60's that had Bold Ruler, Buckpasser, Vitriolic, Reviewer and Successor. King Emperor was there I believe at one point too. · 1265 days ago
so orb cutting back in lenght is a "read between the lines" decision, but verranzano cutting back in length is not. orb beating violence in the FOY is nothing because violence was injured in the race that went 1:08 in 3/4, but violence beating and injured oxbow in the haskel, and it's it's my luck day, who was pulled up, in the pegasus, is not. orb beating horses in the spring, who later proved to not be that strong, but going on to beat violence every time they've raced, proves he's average at best, but verrazano beating horses that were literally claimers in both the pegasus and the haskell, heralds his greatness? it's hard to respect someone's opinion when he applies completely different rules to different horses, the person laughing at the 3rd off the layoff and cutting back in distance being a winning strategy--77 days is considered a layoff, and the cigar mile would be his 3rd race off that layoff, so i'm not sure why you are mocking that. as for orb's chances in the cigar mile, if stay thirsty could beat groupie doll at the wire, orb has as good a chance as anybody.
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  • travel_vic · Mellios is a New York based turf writer · 1280 days ago
  • tmallios1 · Are you serious about the name,the only difference in our names is an E i/o an A. where is he located in the NY Area. Do you know him personally? · 1280 days ago
on October 20, Orb worked 4F at Belmont Park on Fast Dirt in :50.66 b finishing 28/33.
What's up with Orb? He finishes dead last in the Gold Cup, and now we're hearing that he might not race again this year.
very angry with drf. jerks put an article with the title hinting that shug may run orb again this year but oh wait....you have to pay to read it! dirty, dirty birds....anyone know the low down?
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  • zXSwordXz · @Rob - I was joking with the fib comment. I saw that bit on the Jimmy Kimmel show and couldn't stop laughing. What can I say, we live in a country that is full of illiterates and clueless individual and many wonder why this country is going downhill. Speaking of "Affordable", how is that for irony? Many can't afford the friggin payment. My company is planning to drop coverage for all of their employees because the head count is not 50 and everyone can now join the "Affordable Care Act". Way to go Obama! Why don't you lead by example and have everyone include congress and all government employees join the affordable care act if it is that good? · 1298 days ago
  • papillon · i was thinking they should give him one more shot this year in the clark, then they suggest they might run him back in the cigar. i prefer the clark over the cigar, but it'll be interesting to see how it pans out. · 1297 days ago
People are saying he is done for the year- where is this officially posted?
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  • goblin · That link is apparently no longer working. (It was this A.M.) The story is on the main page of DRF toward the bottom, under the heading "Most Popular Stories." · 1300 days ago
  • tmallios1 · Goblin,i have to laugh in the article,Janney is quoting statistics that derby winners do not have success in the 2nd half of the season.Maybe common sense should of come into play after they lost the Preakness and all chance at the triple Crown. To run this horse in the Belmont Stakes was absolutely a selfish move to stroke their egos.The 3 races in 5 weeks is what sapped the horses energy,not the win in the Kentucky Derby.Look at history,horses that run competetively in all 3 TC races are ever heard of in the 2nd half. It really is a sin.I mentioned it then and will repea now.When Shug try to sell the public ,that he would make the decision after a 4f work the Sunday prior to the race.I am sure it had to kill Shug,knowing the decision had already been made.Yeah right,a 4f work is always the staple to success when prepping for 12 furlongs.Now they are scratching their heads for answers. · 1300 days ago
Orb is probably done for the year, 2014 plans to be determined - http://www.drf.com/news/belmont-park-orb-probably-finished-year
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  • tmallios1 · Goblin, i just got back.I was by the stables today. Unfortunately , i got there a little late and most were gone. I asked my friend to see if he can find out anything on MMa. · 1301 days ago
  • goblin · Okay, thanks, Tom, appreciate your effort. · 1301 days ago
2013 stats: Will Take Charge: 9-4-1-0. Stakes win, Two G2 wins and a G1, the Mid Summer Derby. Defeated Palace Malice, Orb, and Verrazano. Palace Malice: 9-2-3-1. One G2 win and a G1, the marathon for three years olds, the Belmont Stakes. Defeated Will Take Charge, Orb, and Oxbow. Orb: 8-4-0-2. Won a G2 and Two G1's, including the Kentucky derby, Defeated everyone in his class. Looking at it this way, Orb and Will Take Charge stand out by # of wins. Palace Malice stands out for his Belmont win. Orb won the Derby- giving him an advantage there. It's really tight.
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  • rafirox · Big like to Sullivan's last comment. It was spot on. · 1302 days ago
  • Northport · I think Orb has lost his chance, with PM edging into the lead, however, the BC can change everything · 1302 days ago
Orb is done.
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  • Ruffianlover · Orb deserves a break. He is a quality horse who was spamming everyone the first half of the year. Let the horse rest and come back fresh next year. · 1303 days ago
  • Ruffianlover · Spanking* · 1303 days ago
Anyone know what happened? Did he get hurt?
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  • notobsessed · Hope he is OK · 1303 days ago
  • myjumper21 · Hope he stops and comes back and tries next year.. I will not be happy if I see him running in the classic. · 1303 days ago
Shug McGaughey on Orb's last place finish: "It's pretty puzzling."
Finished dead last

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